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Raw and honest, life is too short to not have a sense of humor about it, but sometimes it does get a little big. I hope you like rollercoasters.

Wildfire at Tysons Galleria

Wildfire at Tysons Galleria

WILDFIRE AT TYSONS GALLERIA – MCLEAN, VA June 8, 2011 By The Foodies JUNE 2011 ISSUE – foodie, foody [‘fu-di] n. An aficionado with a special interest in the preparation and consumption of gourmet food Magic Hat Brewery kicked off …

The Last Day

The Last Day

A year gone by… Some start stories like this with, ‘I can’t believe a year has passed already.’ Nah… I feel the year gone by. I know it’s been a year – a strange, beautiful, transitional year… that you have …

The Journey of this Life

The Journey of this Life

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and …

The Magnetic Temple

5/1/12 I don’t get to Kunzang Palyul Choling as often as I would like. I live in Fairfax and work in Chantilly. On Friday nights during rush hour, KPC might as well be on the moon for what it takes …

Death & the Buddhist

4/28/12 I never get to learn anything that’s important, slowly – it is ALWAYS a trial by fire. Professionally, I am always thrown in the deep end to learn how to swim – whether by virtue of the absence of …

Men in Skirts Throwing Stuff

Men in Skirts Throwing Stuff

August 2, 2011 By Kristin Laing   You’re at a Scottish festival and you spot a REALLY LARGE guy in a kilt, crouching at the bottom of what looks like a telephone pole (fortunately, he’s wearing bike shorts underneath). He …

To My Mothers

To My Mothers

I woke up the morning of Mother’s Day 2006, an event manager for a music pavilion, with everything from the hip down swollen and screaming for me to stand as little as possible. I had been on my feet from …